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Wimborne Estate records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWI

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Wimborne Estate records

Short Title: Wimborne Estate records

Creation date(s): 1437-1937

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.1 cubic metres (207 items)

Name of creator(s): Wimborne Estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Richard de Cardiff had held the quarter fee of the manor of Newton Nottage, Glamorgan. On his death, the fee was divided between his two daughters under feudal law, therefore becoming two fees of one-eighth each. One-eighth of the fee passed into the possession of the Turberville family of Tythegston. The fee then passed on Richard Turberville's death in 1501 to his eldest son, John, whose daughter and heiress, Gwenllian (d 1558) married Watkin Lougher, of Sker. Glamorgan, Gwenllian's grandson, also named Watkin (1540-1608), was the first Lougher to hold the fee. Katherine, who died in 1732 was the last member of the family to hold the manor, Tythegston and Lougher manor passing by marriage to the Knights of Bristol. The Rev. Robert Knight sold Lougher manor to Sir Joshua John Guest in 1840. The other one-eighth of the fee granted to de Cardiff passed through the Hortons of Candleston to Sir Mathew Cradock , who held it at the end of the 15th century. It then passed by marriage to the Herbert family of Swansea, becoming known as the Herbert manor. The other three-quarters of the original manor that had remained in the hands of the chief lord passed with the lordship of Glamorgan through the de Clares, the Despensers, Beauchamps and Nevilles to Richard III, and at Bosworth to Henry VII. In 1550, this fee was granted by Edward VI to Sir William Herbert, who became the Earl of Pembroke, the manor becoming known as the Pembroke manor. The fee remained in the family until Philip Herbert, the last earl died in 1683. The Knight family of Tythegston and Lougher manor purchased the Pembroke manor in 1771.


Scope and content/abstract: Manorial records of the three manors of Newton Nottage - Lougher manor, 1437-1924; Herbert manor, 1688-1708; and Pembroke manor, 1662-1706, [c. 1790], together with miscellaneous manorial documents for Newton Nottage manor, 1537-1937.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged by manor and chronologically within each manor.

Conditions governing access: Documents in this collection cannot be consulted without written consent. Researchers are requested to apply in writing to the county archivist for access, specifying the nature of their research and the documents to which access is requested.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at Further details relating to manorial records can be accessed from the Manorial Documents Register.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Higgins, Leonard S., Newton Nottage and Porthcawl: From prehistoric times to 1950, (Llandysul, 1968).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2002

Manorial courts | Wales | Glamorgan
Manors | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names

Corporate names
Herbert Manor (Newton Nottage, Wales)
Loughor Manor (Newton Nottage, Wales)
Newton Nottage Manor (Wales)
Pembroke Manor (Newton Nottage, Wales)

Newton Nottage (Wales)

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